AFG College with the University of Aberdeen held two graduation ceremonies for students who successfully completed their programmes of study here in Qatar. On January 16, we celebrated the success of undergraduate students and on January 17 we celebrated the success of Postgraduate students. Both events took place at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel.
Students and honoured guests were joined by representatives from the University of Aberdeen, AFG faculty, staff, parents, family and friends of graduates.
A reflection of the quality of programmes on offer meant a truly global cohort of graduate students were represented with 162 Qataris and 15 other nationalities crossing the floor to graduate.
AFG College Chairperson, Dr Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh Al Thani said:
“I am always happy to witness the graduation ceremony of our graduates, who have all worked so hard in completing their studies. Today marks the culmination of their determination and is a day for celebration not just for the graduates, but for their families and guests who have played a part in their journey. I am confident that those who have graduated will go forward to be a force for good in their chosen careers and within the wider community.”
HE Jon Wilks CMG, British Ambassador to the State of Qatar said:
“I was delighted to see so many students graduate with a British degree, from a campus in Doha. They are an important and valued part of the human bridge between UK and Qatar. I am confident that they will go on to future success, and I wish them all the best in their future endeavors.”
Brian Buckley, AFG Principal said:
"It is such a pleasure to see so many familiar faces graduate at, what was, a wonderful celebration of all our students hard work. I was particularly pleased to see our first LLM International Commercial Law cohort graduate, having worked so hard during the Covid-19 period."
The ceremony included emotional and uplifting student speeches, with those cohort representatives reflecting on their study journey, experiences of the programmes and concluding with wishing the class of 2022 all success for their future and encouraging them to be a positive force for change.